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Re: Stevens Promotional Gallery Targets
Reply #15 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:13am
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Redsetter wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 7:26am:
BP wrote on Jun 20th, 2018 at 11:23pm:
That's one way some have created repros of old cartridge box labels, and lots of other things.


LOTS!--there's an epidemic of fake "original" gun boxes being peddled on-line, like the red S&W boxes that had been selling for $500--that kind of money makes high-quality fakery profitable. Restored Winchesters like M61s in fake boxes listed on GB are continually being exposed by experts on the  Winchester forum knowledgeable enough to detect minor errors in the repro labels & boxes.

You'd be better served to burn the hang tags and boxes, and look closely at the M61s themselves, such as the early octagon barreled versions, and the 22 Shot versions.
  

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Reply #16 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:50am
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BP wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:13am:
You'd be better served to burn the hang tags and boxes, and look closely at the M61s themselves, such as the early octagon barreled versions, and the 22 Shot versions.


Those are among the guns most often faked by re-building more common models, because no ser. no. records for them exist. But since such fakes are selling for huge sums, $5000 range in not more, mainly on internet auctions, it's mostly the fat-cats getting burned, which I find amusing.  If so many fools weren't parted so easily from so much money, the counterfeit gun racket probably wouldn't exist, or would at least be scaled back drastically.
  
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Reply #17 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 2:19pm
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Reminds me of a bit of ocean front property that sits in Arizona that I bought from a guy back in the 80's that had on a cowboy hat, think he was from Texas and sang some Grin
  
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Reply #18 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 7:33pm
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Reminds me of a bit of ocean front property that sits in Arizona that I bought from a guy back in the 80's that had on a cowboy hat, think he was from Texas and sang some.

Kinky Friedman?!

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Reply #19 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 11:57pm
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